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10:37 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Immigration Mural Restored For The Second Time, Security Cameras Installed To Deter Future Mischief

The "Immigration is Beautiful" mural after its second restoration. A security camera has also been installed to catch future vandals.
Credit Carla Eckels

Volunteers have removed two swastikas that were spray-painted onto a mural in Wichita. On Saturday, volunteers scrubbed off two swastikas that had been sprayed in black paint on "Immigration is beautiful" mural in north Wichita.

High school students painted the art on the side of a store near 21st and Park Place. It depicts depicts two people wrapped in flags, one an American and one Mexican.

In early February, vandals also spray-painted the words "KKK," "welfare" and slur against people from Mexico on the mural.

Volunteers removed that graffiti too and added a clear coat, which made the latest vandalism easier to remove.

Security cameras have also been installed to catch any future vandalism.